Five teens charged over train station attack

Photo: Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia

FIVE school children have been charged over an alleged attack at Stirling Train Station, which has left a man fighting for life.

A group of about six students, believed to be in school uniform, allegedly assaulted a man at about 1.45pm on Thursday.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with serious head injuries.

He remains in the Intensive Care Unit in a critical condition.

Police would like to speak to anyone that may have seen the incident or the group of students in the area around the time of the incident.

Detectives believe there was some type of incident on a bus travelling to the station, prior to the assault.

They believe this incident may be linked to the assault at the train station. The bus route is number 998, travelling from Nedlands to Stirling Station.

A spokeswoman for WA Police said: “Mirrabooka Detective’s have charged five youths as a result of their investigation into a serious assault at Stirling Train Station.

“Five boys aged from 14 – 16 years were charged with aggravated robbery and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm,” she said.

“They are due to appear in the Perth Children’s Court on March 3.

“A sixth boy was released without charge as he did not participate in the incident.

“The 20-year-old victim remains in hospital in a critical condition.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.